A Family Meal


Something I say quite often and hear from other parents as well is “Children are much more likely to eat food they helped prepare”.  It’s not always practical (or easy) to have children help in the kitchen and it almost always results in a whole lot of mess.  But the mess can be worth it at times. Making a family meal together once a week or even once a month is a great way to spend family time together and get kids in the kitchen.  Today, I am sharing recipes for a family meal designed for children to help prepare.  In fact, we made these exact recipes in one of my Petite Chefs cooking class last year.  Children between the ages of 5 and 12 made these meals to take home and share with their family.  I loved seeing their faces full of pride to have made an entire meal.  So make a family meal this week and come back and tell me how it turned out!





Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.


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